RE: Jindal to Give State of the Union Response
The decision to give it to Jindal to deliver the response to President Obama’s address to Congress is an uncommonly good one – I wouldn’t have thought it would ever occur to the fossilized mind-set of the GOP leadership; someone must have dropped IQ pills in Boehner and McConnell’s water. Hopefully the effect would last for a while. But credit where credit’s due. This was | Read More »
Mr. Steele starting off with a Bang.
Yesterday, the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee, former MD Lt. Governor Michael Steele, ordered a slew of top staffers and many of the folks working in the Political and Communications department to submit their resignations, most effective February 15th. Per The Hill; Top staffers at the Republican National Committee were told to submit their resignations today, with some being told they will not | Read More »
Is it hypocrisy if it was all just partisan posturing? If it was all just an act?
Moe predicted yesterday that the bulk of the Left that protested the utilization of “rendition” i.e. the transfer of terriorism suspects by the United States to another country for detention, interrogation or both, by the Bush Administration as a tool in the War on Terror would not be bothered at all if used by the Obama Administration. Some, like this sad embarrassment here, would all | Read More »
Where The Votes Are, And Why We’re Not Winning Them.
NOTE: This started as a response to Fred Maidment’s comment here and ended up becoming this … so if this seems disjointed, it’s all Fred’s fault – . Where the votes are is in the “middle” – that undefined muddled plurality of the electorate that is at best marginally informed, that only really pays attention to the “issues” in the last few weeks (when its | Read More »
Through with the “Big Tent.”
I’ll begin by quoting then Governor Ronald Reagan. A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers … And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way. In other words, a Tent must have limits. My | Read More »
The Next Chairman of the RNC: What GOPers Should Look For.
As we (should) all know, there are six men vying to emerge as the next Chairman of the Republican National Committee after the 29th; MIGOP Chairman Saul Anuzis, former Ohio Secretary of State and Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Blackwell, Chairman of the SCGOP Katon Dawson, the incumbent Mike Duncan, former Chairman of the TNGOP (and Mike Huckabee Campaign Director) Chip Saltsman and former MDGOP Chairman and | Read More »
Stealing in Minnesota …
If ever an occasion has called for the entirety of the Republican Party, from the most Conservative Republican to the most squishy “Bipartisan”, to rise up and take to the streets, this, the so-called “Recount” being conducted by a supposedly “Bipartisan” canvassing board in Minnesota, is it. The fact that the MNGOP is not running ads, calling daily Press Conferences, and inundating the air waves | Read More »
My Continuing Quest To Make RS4.0 *Bayooootiful* …
Well, I’ve made a few alterations, taking the need to make the “Action Alert” graphic/link prominent and displayed on every page … so I put it in/on the header in one variant – the one below. I’m going to be honest and say I prefer this design for its fidelity to the original design of RS (1.0 and 2.0) way back when. I tend to | Read More »
Dear Sen. McCain … Go Suck A Lemon.
Echoing his silly attack on the NCGOP during the campaign, for no reason other than ingratiate himself with the hacks travelling with him in the so-called Straight Talk Express, McCain has decided to once again take aim at his party, this time the organization is the RNC, and pull the trigger. McCain suggested the Republican National Committee’s calls for the Obama team to publicly release | Read More »
Suggested Theme (Mock-Up) for RS 4.0
I’ve been moaning and groaning about the site template (or theme) since the move from RS 2.0. Personally, I thought RS 1.0 and 2.0 templates were very good. RS 3.0? Well, it wasn’t just the CMS (I’m sure Neil would agree) that was cr*p. Let me be honest, I really, really, don’t like the RS 3.0 (and now 4.0) theme. I think it’s dull, depressing | Read More »
The Republican ticket that could have won …
My view of most conventional wisdom, especially when it comes to politics, is that all too often, it is long on convention and woefully short on actual wisdom. One such is the constantly repeated conventional wisdom – particularly popular with liberal cocktail circuit chatterers and the “moderates” in the GOP that are forever trying to impress them – that there is a huge untapped “centrist” | Read More »
For RNC Chairman: Newt Gingrich.
A few weeks ago, Jon Henke at The Next Right brought up the idea of installing Mitt Romney in the Chairman’s chair at the Republican National Committee. I think it’s a worthy idea for consideration, not just because I supported Mitt for the nomination way back when (I love Palin, but I still believe the better ticket would have been Mitt Romney/Peter Pace), but because | Read More »
Not To Rub Anyone’s Face In It But …
I hope and pray that we have seen the absolute last of the “Ignore the Polls! Ignore the Polls! They’re all Lying! Ignore the Polls! Turn Out! Turn Out!“. We comforted ourselves with this same fairy tale in 2006. I’m really really hoping that yesterday put this stupidity to rest … or do we really need to be hit again for the third time? Once | Read More »
The Time Is Now: A McCain/Palin Ad Blitz For The Last Week
It’s the last week before voters go to the polls and choose America’s 44th President. I have observed with trepidation as the McCain Campaign has pulled its punches on major issues to settle on not-effective-enough character attacks with minor and pathetically weak (actually – Bush-like) attempts to sell policy on the major issues on voters’ minds. I have sought in the past few weeks to | Read More »
McCain/Palin Ad Campaign Themes For The Final Stretch
The Economy & Taxes: In our system of Government, the Congress controls the purse. Despite the attacks of 9/11, despite Enron and the accounting scandals, the economy enjoyed 41 consecutive months of solid growth and nearly ten million new jobs from 2003 to early 2007. Then the Democrats took over Congress … Jim Johnson and Franklin Raines were the CEOs of Fannie Mae, the architects | Read More »
The “Stupid Party”, John McCain and the Last Two Weeks
We’re heading into the final two weeks and let’s be honest, right now Barack Obama is in the driver’s seat. $150 million dollars raised in September – if I’m not mistaken, practically matching dollar for dollar everything that has been raised by the Republican National Committee over the entire cycle. Colin Powell – who still has massive amounts of credibility with the great ignorant mass | Read More »
Repost: McCain’s task tonight – no more Mr. “Bipartisan” on Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac
Bring up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac repeatedly (don’t wait for the moderator to bring it up) and hit him (and his fellow Democrats) hard during tomorrow’s debate and the debate afterward. Tell of the contributions, of his work for ACORN suing CitiGroup for rightfully not giving loans to people who could not pay them back. Attach his name to Fannie Mae CEOs Jim Johnson | Read More »
Echoing Moe Lane: McCain has to take it to Obama tomorrow …
I liked McCain’s speech in Virginia Beach yesterday. It wasn’t the most partisan of speeches, but together with his vigorous defense of his supporters on liberal CNN, it showed, unlike the performance of the McCain we saw in the debates, that the old sailor may still have some of the fight left in him. The only question is if this fighter will show up at | Read More »
Great Campaign Fodder: Hundreds of Economists Oppose Obama’s Tax Plans
The economy is the number one issue on voters’ minds, and it looks like it’s going to remain that way considering the daily barrage of bad news from Wall Street. In other words, John McCain simply cannot duck his head down on the issue and hope it goes away by Election Day – he has to address it. An ad highlighting this is a good | Read More »
McCain’s Steadfast Refusal To Let Loose On Fannie & Freddie Is Going To Lose Him The Election
McCain may have mentioned it in one or two speeches, and his campaign may have issued a gratifyingly harsh press release about it a few days ago … but that’s generally it. Even the ads that are meant to be on the two GSEs and Obama and his fellow Democrats’ role in protecting them have been milquetoast affairs and restricted to the web for political | Read More »